Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll Information

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Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll is an American comedy television series created by and starring Denis Leary. A 10-episode first season was ordered by FX, which premiered on July 16, 2015.

In September 2015, the network renewed the show for a 10-episode second season, which premiered on June 30, 2016. On September 9, 2016, FX canceled the show after two seasons.


Johnny Rock (Denis Leary), lead singer of The Heathens, a rising rock band from the late 80s/early 90s that broke up following the release of only one album, mainly due to his life of excess, struggles to make it in the music industry 25 years later. Rock is given a second chance when his estranged daughter Gigi (Elizabeth Gillies) moves to New York to try to make it as a musician. She comes up with a proposition: if her dad reforms the Heathens, she'll replace him as lead singer, the band will change their name to The Assassins, and in return he'll stay on board as lead songwriter for the band, as well as coach to Gigi. Rock experiences the challenges of an aging rock star in a music landscape fueled by hip-hop and pop, as well as caring for someone other than himself for once with his daughter back in his life.



  • Denis Leary as Johnny Rock: the former lead singer of the band The Heathens
  • John Corbett as Flash: The former Heathens' guitarist, now a session musician with a regular gig playing for Lady Gaga and The Assassins
  • Elizabeth Gillies as Gigi Rock: the lead singer of The Assassins and Johnny's daughter.
  • Bobby Kelly as Hector 'Bam Bam' Jimenez: the former Heathens drummer and now The Assassins drummer
  • Elaine Hendrix as Ava Delany: the former Heathens backup singer, Johnny's longtime live-in girlfriend, and his moral compass.
  • John Ales as Sonny 'Rehab' Silverstein: the Heathens bassist and now The Assassins bassist.


  • Josh Pais as Ira Feinbaum (season 1): The Heathens former manager who kept Johnny as a client. He becomes the manager of The Assassins.
  • Callie Thorne as Cat Zakarian (season 1-2): One of the former back up singers for The Heathens, Gigi's mother, and Johnny's former lover who is also a songwriter.
  • Eric Sheffer Stevens as Brook Lanley (season 2): a hip rock producer.
  • Rebecca Naomi Jones as Davvy O'Dell (season 2): a sexy downtown singer.
  • Mark Gessner as Noah (season 2): The Assassins new manager, who takes over for Ira.


Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (Songs from the FX Original Comedy Series) is the soundtrack album for the first season of FX comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. The album was released on September 10, 2015.

Critical reception

The first season of Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll has received mixed reviews from critics. On the review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes, it has a rating of 59%, based on 44 reviews, with an average rating 5.9/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Denis Leary's Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll feels much like the aging rocker it is trying to portray "? a beloved star struggling to reach his former glory." On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the series has a score of 60 out of 100, based on 29 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".

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